Eurodad is a strong and dynamic network of 48 European NGOs in 19 countries. Eurodad’s strength lies in its membership: our members are diverse, with differing sizes and constituencies and working in different political contexts. Some of the core activities Eurodad members are involved in include: research; direct advocacy towards decision-makers; awareness-raising activities; public campaigns; media briefing and supporting southern group advocacy. These characteristics have helped Eurodad develop a reputation as a body for current and accurate analysis of complex policy issues, as well as a galvaniser of political action. The Brussels office works with its members in every way, not just for them.
What are the benefits of working together as a network?
- Eurodad can gather and transmit information about official and CSO political developments and activities on a regular basis;
- Eurodad can convene meetings and teleconferences to exchange views and develop strategies and plans;
- Eurodad can benefit from the policy expertise in the network, put people in touch with each other to support each others’ work, and also develop its own complementary expertise.
- Eurodad can ensure European policy and campaign work is aligned with and supportive of similar work in other regions.
What do organisations gain from membership?
- Members obtain Eurodad’s regular “member briefings” and “action alerts” on key political developments and opportunities on debt and aid;
- Members are able to influence the course of the secretariat’s policy work and feed-into other key Eurodad decisions;
- Members receive prioritised invitations to strategy meetings;
- Members are entitled to attend Eurodad’s annual General Assembly, to stand for Eurodad’s Board and to elect Board members;
- Members also receive prioritised invitation to organise workshops at Eurodad’s annual conference which brings together members, campaigners, analysts, researchers and other stakeholders from around the globe
- Members show support for Eurodad’s mission and aims of collective European action to change debt and development policies and outcomes.
How to join?
Organisations working on debt or aid finance issues which wish to actively promote the goals and objectives of Eurodad may apply to join the network. Applicants for membership must be formally proposed by an existing Eurodad member and the application is subject to approval by existing members at the next Eurodad General Assembly.
A new membership fee scale is being implemented starting in 2012. The new scale will improve members’ contributions to Eurodad by increasing predictability in Eurodad’s income, establishing a contribution commensurate with each member’s financial capacity, and reducing the transaction costs of ad hoc contributions. It will however maintain the flexibility for members to contribute to specific projects in addition to their membership fee. In the long term, it will set a steady income for Eurodad that should help to protect its core budget.
The new membership fee scale has several categories of contributions where member organisations are placed based on their yearly budget, i.e. an organisation with a smaller budget pays less than one with a larger budget. Budget figures are provided by members themselves when joining and updated on a regular basis. The fee varies from a minimum of 1,000 EUR to a maximum of 20,000 EUR.
Contact us for further details on membership and the application form:
Tel: +32 2 894 46 40